Donald "Joe" Ricklic

January 14, 1936 - September 12, 2018
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Donald Joseph “Joe” Ricklic, 82, of New Philadelphia, died peacefully, with his family at his side, in New Dawn Retirement Center at Dover on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Born in New Philadelphia on January 14, 1936, Joe was a son of the late Joseph A. and Martha E. DeWaele Ricklic.

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Donald Joseph “Joe” Ricklic, 82, of New Philadelphia, died peacefully, with his family at his side, in New Dawn Retirement Center at Dover on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Born in New Philadelphia on January 14, 1936, Joe was a son of the late Joseph A. and Martha E. DeWaele Ricklic.

Following his graduation from New Philadelphia High School, Joe entered into the Untied States Army and proudly served his country from 1958-1960. He worked for 37 years as a delivery driver for the Dover News Agency and later worked part-time at The Times Reporter and Rick’s Shoe Repair.

Joe was a life-long member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at New Philadelphia where he was a longtime participant in Adoration Services. Joe enjoyed riding his bike, watching sports and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan.

He is survived by his six children, David (Karen) Ricklic of Stone Creek, Joseph Ricklic, Martha Stephens and Charlotte Mahaffey all of New Philadelphia, Lauri Zampino of Chardon, Ohio and Jennifer (Joe) Price of New Philadelphia; a sister, Laura Dutton of Mineral City; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Ricklic of New Philadelphia. Completing the family are 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Mildred Ricklic, whom he married on July 4, 1962 and preceded him in death on June 29, 2012; a sister and brother-in-law, Irma (Bill) Reiger; a brother and sister-in-law, Albert (Ann) Ricklic; a brother, Raymond Ricklic; and a brother-in-law, John Dutton.

The family will receive guests on Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 9-10:45 AM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Fr. Jeff Coning will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church on Saturday at 11 AM. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia. A meal and fellowship will follow in St. Ambrose Hall, adjacent to the church.

Memorial contributions in Joe’s name may be directed to Sacred Heart Church, 139 Third Street NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: 9:00 am

End Time: 10:45 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Address:

139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia

Address:

Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

St. Ambrose Hall

Address:

139 Third St NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

139 Fair Avenue NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: January 14, 1936
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Mark Lunsford posted on 9/19/18

Joe, Tracy and I are very sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and all your family. May God bless and comfort you. Mark

 

Fritz Johnson posted on 9/14/18

My deepest sympathies go out to all of Joey's family. Back in the day, we had such good times and lots of laughs playing jass and parlay sheets with the many characters who stopped by in the backroom at Rick's Shoe Repair. I also helped him deliver papers on many midnight runs. Joey was a good man and a good friend. I'm so very sorry to hear of his passing.

 

Jim Exley posted on 9/14/18

Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a great friend and NPHS classmate, Class of 1954. I'll miss him.

 

Lucy Ricklic posted on 9/13/18

Joey was one of the best! We had a really nice visit not too long ago. John and I always enjoyed time with him. Hugs and prayers for everyone.????

 

Cheri Herman posted on 9/13/18

Sending Prayers ?????? And our deepest sympathy for your loss. Cheri Herman and Sons

 

Cheri Herman posted on 9/13/18

I am lighting a candle for Joe in memory of Gail ( Chico) Herman . Joe and Chico worked together at Dover News Agency. Sending Prayers ?????? And our deepest sympathy for your loss. Cheri Herman and Sons.

 

Jean (Punky) Sharkey posted on 9/13/18

Thinking of all you kids, David, Laurie, Joe, Martha, Charlotte and Jennifer, and all your families. May the God of all comfort be with each of you during this sad time. Your Dad was a good person. He was a good husband, father and grandpa to his family. He loved having his family around. He just told me last week when I stopped by to see him how much he appreciated all the care and helped you kids showed him. We all loved your dad and mom, they will be missed very much. My sincere sympathy and love to each of you. Love, Punky

 

Mickey(Moore) posted on 9/13/18

I am deeply saddened by the loss of my beloved Uncle Joe ?? You are going to to be missed by all your loving children & grandchildren and of course me (Mickey)

 

Marilyn Pizzini posted on 9/13/18

I remember Joe well, especially being an observer of the friendships he had with my Dad, John Pizzini, Jr., and my Uncle Charlie (Conconi). If I didn’t witness a hysterical moment, I sure heard all about it later. My sympathy goes out to all of Joe’s family.

 

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